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Principal’s Month Proclamation (and other news)

Governor Sean Parnell Officially Recognizes October as Principal’s Month

On October 1, 2014, Governor Sean Parnell issued an official proclamation recognizing October as School Principal’s Month.

The proclamation reads in part:

School principals are the primary leaders of our schools, serving with dedication and great purpose to ensure student, faculty and organizational success.
Principals’ roles are dynamic…responsible for creating a safe, healthy, and inviting environment that fosters a culture of learning, providing mentorship, leadership and evaluation of teachers and staff, keeping peace through conflict resolution and mediation, reviewing and carrying out policies and procedures and developing, implementing and assessing school programs.
As a central figure in the community, the role of a principal extends beyond the school walls…[working] to engage parents and community members in the process of education our youth.
Alaskans recognize and appreciate the commitment, vision and leadership of Alaska’s school principals as they guide our youth on their educational journeys.

The proclamation in its entirety may be viewed here.

Our many thanks to Governor Parnell for recognizing the critical role of the school principal.

Here Comes Our Conference

Our 2014 fall principal’s conference, “Telling Our Story,” will be held Oct. 19 – 21 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. We will be “Telling Our Story” through courageous communication, inspirational leadership and sizzling social media.

Please plan on attending our annual President’s Reception, Sunday, Oct. 19, at La Cabana Mexican Restaurant. Doors open at 5:30 with the buffet opening at 6:00. The festive evening will feature both silent and live auctions to benefit the Larry Graham Aspiring Principals Scholarships. We have three scholarship applicants this year. Please come show them your support.

Don’t forget, we currently have vacancies for regional directors in the following regions: Region III, Region IV, Region V, Region VI, and Region VIII; and the Assistant Principal at Large position.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please respond to aassp@alaskaprincial.org by October 15, 2014 to have your name submitted to the nominating committee. The election will be held on October 21 during our general business meeting.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the conference.

Happy Principal’s Month!

Denise